BEFORE AND AFTER GALLERY
Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss in NYC
Significant weight loss is a major achievement for those who’ve been struggling with obesity. Dropping 100 pounds or more yields a dramatic physical transformation that also equates to better health, lower blood pressure, less joint pain and more energy. However, after attaining their desired weight loss, many men and women discover their slimmer frame needs some extra fine-tuning. With the exception of a few cases, massive weight loss leaves behind heavy folds of excess skin – a constant reminder of one’s larger, former self.
Plastic surgery after significant weight loss helps to restore normal proportions by removing remaining loose skin. The most common areas of concern include the upper arms, belly, midsection, buttocks, back and thighs. Many women also complain of lost volume and significant drooping of their breasts.
Advancements in body lift procedures
Body contouring procedures are designed to lift and tighten excess skin, and are an effective way to relieve discomfort, improve personal hygiene, and minimize potential embarrassment while helping clothes fit better. Recent advancements in plastic surgery have allowed plastic surgeons to innovate new body lift procedures to help those who have done such a remarkable job with their weight loss to enjoy their results so much more.
For example, auto augmentation is a newer procedure that offers an alternative for women who wish to restore their breast volume without implants. With this technique, plastic surgeons are able to restore breast fullness and eliminate the sagging caused by dramatic weight loss. Read on to discover more about some of the other life-changing surgical procedures available to those who have lost a significant amount of weight.
“A lot of people spend a lifetime struggling with their weight,” says Dr. Preminger. “One thing that patients have in common after they’ve lost a significant amount of weight is that they still don’t feel good about themselves. They don’t feel good about the way they look undressed or even in clothing. That’s because, while they’ve lost a lot of fat and they’ve brought down their weight on a scale, they’re actually still not happy about their appearance because they have a lot of extra hanging skin in various areas.”
After taking advantage of post-weight loss plastic surgery, “Patients feel so much better about themselves, and I really do consider these procedures to be the completion of a life-long struggle with these patients’ appearance and a victory over this struggle that they’ve had.”
BEFORE AND AFTER GALLERY